Are you bored with all those melon, mint, and lemon drinks from summer? Well, not anymore! The new season is here and with it comes the opportunity to get crafty with your cocktails. Bring a twist to your taste buds as well as your shopping list when planning your next Autumn party. This time of the year is all about the alluring aroma of cinnamon, apples, cranberry, figs, and pumpkins—so go and stock up at the store to prepare for some festive fun with family and friends.
Spiked Apple Cider
Let’s start with a tried and true classic. Adding apple cider to your cocktails is the best (and easiest) way to celebrate fall. It’s sweet and earthy all in one, and when you go to take a sip, it pretty much smells like you’re holding the season in the palm of your hand. Added bonus: this cocktail recipe is easy on the wallet, so you can ensure there’s more than enough to go around at your next big gathering. It’s also pretty fast to make, saving you both time and money!
To prepare: All you need to do is fill a glass with one-quarter of apple cider, then top it off with champagne and voila! Take it up a notch by adorn the drink with cinnamon sugar in a glass rimmer with cinnamon sugar and a slice of apple drenched in lemon juice. Yep, it’s really that easy.
Cranberry Martini with CBD Gummies
You read that right! We’re not talking about your childhood gummy bears. This recipe uses CBD gummies to surprise and delight guests with a non-traditional Autumn craft cocktail. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth, access CBD’s many benefits, and work up a buzz while you’re at it.
This one is especially great to serve at the end of the night as an all-natural remedy for a good night’s sleep after an epic party. CBDfx is known for their gummies that come in a wide variety of flavours to bring out your inner kid, while antioxidants in the cranberry juice can lessen the effects of a hangover the morning after.
- Cranberry vodka 1.5 oz
- Peach schnapps liqueur 1 oz
- Cranberry juice 1 oz
- CBD gummies (we used classic berry-flavored CBD gummies)
- Combine all the ingredients
- Fill a shaker with ice, raspberry vodka, peach schnapps, one or two CBD gummies, and cranberry juice
- Shake well
- Pour into a chilled cocktail glass
- Garnish using two CBD gummies on a skewer
- Serve and enjoy!
This recipe can be infused with a number of flavors depending on your taste preferences.
Sipping on a warm, cozy drink, curled up in your Ugg boots on a brisk night with your loved ones is simply divine—and mulled wine offers the ideal finishing touch! This one is also pretty easy to make, but it’s a guaranteed people-pleaser.
- Bottle of red wine 750ml
- Orange slices (with additional for garnishing)
- Whole cloves
- Cinnamon sticks
- Honey ¼ cup
- Brandy ½ cup
- Add all the ingredients, including the sliced orange, into a sauce pan. Simmer for 10 minutes and take caution that it does not boil.
- Remove the pan from the heat source and pour into a large pot or slow cooker.
- Allow the beverage to cool before serving.
- Garnish with citrus slices.
Take a sip and enjoy the warmth running through your core!
Poinsettias have always been favorited for champagne cocktails in the winter, but they can totally slide into your end-of-season soirée. The pomegranate gives the drink a nice, fruity kick, plus you score some medicinal properties packed into all the little seeds. To ward off those winter vibes for just a while longer, we’ve paired this recipe with orange juice instead of the traditional cranberry juice (trust us, it tastes just perfect with the pom!).
- Pomegranate liqueur 1oz
- Orange liqueur 1oz
- Orange juice 1oz
- Champagne 3oz
- Combine all the ingredients
- Fill a shaker with ice, add the orange and pomegranate liqueurs topped with orange juice too.
- Shake, then slowly add champagne.
- Strain and serve!
Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party, attending Thanksgiving dinner, or simply hanging out at home on the weekend, use these festive cocktails to stay warm and connected to your closest loved ones.